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Class of 2020 Early Decision Notification Dates

Tue, Dec 01, 2015 @ 12:53 PM

Early Decision Notification Dates

Here are the Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2015-16 Application Season


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It’s December, which is crunch time for college applicants. There’s a month left before the Jan. 1 regular decision application deadlines, and that means that colleges will soon be releasing their early application decisions.

Some colleges reported slight increases in the number of early applications this fall, continuing the trend of higher application numbers and the possibility of lower early admission rates.

Here are early application decision notification dates for the Class of 2020. Expect these dates to change as we draw closer to mid-December, so check back regularly for updated date and times – especially for those labeled “TBD.”


Early Decision Notification Date

Babson College

Dec. 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. EST

Barnard College

Dec. 10, 2015 in the evening

Boston University

By Dec. 15, 2015

Boston College

Mailed week of Dec. 14-18, 2015

Brandeis University

ED I: By Dec. 15, 2015

Brown University

Dec. 10, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

California Institute of Technology


Carnegie Mellon University

By Dec. 15, 2015

Columbia University

Dec. 10, 2015 after 6 pm EST

Cornell University

Dec. 10, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Dartmouth College

Dec. 16, 2015 at 4p.m EST

Duke University

Dec. 10, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Emory University

ED I: Dec. 15, 2015 at 6 p.m. EST

George Washington University

Most likely week of Dec. 14

Georgetown University

By Dec. 15, 2015

Hamilton College

By. Dec. 15, 2015

Harvard University

Dec. 10, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Harvey Mudd

Mailed Dec. 15, 2105

Johns Hopkins University

Dec. 11, 2015 at 3 p.m.

Kenyon College

Week of December 15

Middlebury College



Dec. 16, 2015 at 6:28 p.m. EST

New York University

ED I: Dec. 15, 2015 at 5 p.m. EST

Northwestern University

Dec. 15, 2015

Pomona College

By Dec. 15, 2015

Princeton University

Dec. 16, 2015 after 3 p.m.

Stanford University

Dec. 11, 2015 at 4 p.m. PST

Swarthmore College

By Dec. 15, 2015

Tufts University

Dec. 15, 2015

Tulane University

Dec. 15, 2015

University of Chicago

Dec. 18, 2015 in the late afternoon

University of Michigan

By Dec. 24, 2015

University of Pennsylvania

Dec. 11, 2015 at 3 p.m.

University of Virginia

Jan. 31, 2016

Vanderbilt University

Dec. 15, 2015

Washington University in St. Louis

Dec. 15, 2015

Wellesley College


Williams College

Dec. 10, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Dec. 20, 2015

Yale University

Dec. 15, 2015 in the evening

See a school we left out or an updated release date we haven’t included yet? Tell us in the comments below and we will add it to our list!


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